Eswatini Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2020 was 23.40%, a 1.16% increase from 2019.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2019 was 22.24%, a 0.13% decline from 2018.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2018 was 22.37%, a 0.17% decline from 2017.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2017 was 22.54%, a 0.18% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
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Lesotho 24.65%
Eswatini 23.40%
Sudan 17.71%
Tunisia 16.69%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.86%
Cabo Verde 13.41%
Zambia 12.17%
Georgia 12.05%
Djibouti 11.57%
Mauritania 10.66%
Egypt 10.45%
Congo, Rep. 10.27%
Morocco 10.15%
Ukraine 9.48%
Honduras 9.39%
Nigeria 9.01%
Kyrgyz Republic 7.89%
Angola 7.70%
India 7.11%
El Salvador 6.98%
Uzbekistan 5.97%
Nicaragua 5.82%
Bolivia 5.61%
Bangladesh 5.30%
Timor-Leste 5.06%
Sri Lanka 4.84%
Moldova 4.71%
Pakistan 4.65%
Ghana 4.53%
Mongolia 4.33%
Indonesia 4.11%
Bhutan 3.74%
Cameroon 3.62%
Philippines 3.36%
Kenya 2.98%
Papua New Guinea 2.74%
Vietnam 2.27%
Vanuatu 1.95%
Myanmar 1.79%
Lao PDR 0.95%
Solomon Islands 0.79%
Cambodia 0.31%
Eswatini Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 23.40% 1.16%
2019 22.24% -0.13%
2018 22.37% -0.17%
2017 22.54% -0.18%
2016 22.72% -0.72%
2015 23.44% -0.70%
2014 24.14% -0.76%
2013 24.90% -0.62%
2012 25.52% -0.63%
2011 26.15% -0.67%
2010 26.82% -0.57%
2009 27.39% -0.06%
2008 27.45% -0.79%
2007 28.24% 0.39%
2006 27.85% 0.38%
2005 27.47% 0.51%
2004 26.96% 0.57%
2003 26.39% 0.65%
2002 25.74% 0.74%
2001 25.00% 0.60%
2000 24.40% 0.58%
1999 23.82% 0.70%
1998 23.12% 0.62%
1997 22.50% 0.42%
1996 22.08% 0.43%
1995 21.65% -0.01%
1994 21.66% 0.06%
1993 21.60% 0.18%
1992 21.42% 0.10%
1991 21.32% 0.10%